Thursday, June 20, 2019

Summer Mini-Camps Underway at Five Points West Library: Crochet, Quilting, Wii

Lynn Carpenter of Five Points West teaches patron how to crochet.

The Five Points West Regional Branch Library is hosting free week-long mini-camps during June and July as part of BPL's 2019 Summer Learning.

This week, from June 17 through Thursday,  June 20, the library hosted Camp Crochet. During the eight-hour mini-camp, Five Points West Library's Lynn Carpenter taught young patrons the ancient art of turning yarn into useful objects.

Earlier this year, a story went viral online about an 11-year-old boy who learned how to crochet at age 5 by watching YouTube videos. Today, Jonah Lawson of Wisconsin has 46,000 followers on Instragram and over 2,500 orders for his work online. All Things Considered, a syndicated National Public Radio series that runs on WBHM in Birmingham, did a spotlight on him in February during Black History Month. Read more about the 11-year-old's crochet business.

Upcoming mini-camps at Five Points West Library for patrons aged 10 and up (all 12:00–2:00 p.m.) are as follows (register in advance by calling 205-226-4017):

Camp Code (Monday–Thursday, June 24-27)
This eight-hour mini-camp will explore the fascinating world of computer coding.

Camp Craft (MondayWednesday July 1-3)
This six-hour mini-camp will explore crafts you an do to keep entertained on a rainy day or when it is too hot to go outside. Saundra Ross, branch manager of the North Avondale Branch Library, recently wrote a blog about family crafting fun.

Camp Quilt (MondayThursday, July 8-11)This eight-hour mini-camp will explore the world of quilting from Ancient Egypt to Gee's Bend quilting in Alabama.

Camp Wii (MondayThursday, July 15-18)
This eight-hour mini-camp is pure gaming fun!. We will play Wii video games to our heart's content.

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